ILRI Director General Jimmy Smith and Bishnupada Sethi, Odisha’s Secretary of Fisheries and Animal Resources Development (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan).
The government of the state of Odisha, in eastern India, and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will work together to provide improved feed and fodder to livestock in the state (formerly known as Orissa) in a new three-year project.
Visiting Odisha earlier this year, Jimmy Smith, director general ILRI, met with Chief Secretary A P Padhi and Secretary of the Fisheries and Animal Resources Development (F &ARD) Department Bishnupada Sethi.
They discussed issues confronting Odisha’s livestock keepers and the contributions ILRI could make to help the state help farmers dependent on livestock to improve their livelihoods.
Global expertise in feed and fodder development of ILRI will be utilized . . . .
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